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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 3rd May, 2022)


Old Commercial Inn, being Muralized.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 3rd May 2022 at 07:02

Very nice, looks like someone is remembering that Lancashire ...& Wigan... were built on mining & weaving.

Comment by: PeterP on 3rd May 2022 at 08:22

Nice as this street art is who pays for them to be done? Scaffold is not cheap. How long before the graffiti gangs spoil them or would that be called modern art?

Comment by: Gary on 3rd May 2022 at 08:23

Are three pot ducks being delivered to fly across the sky?

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd May 2022 at 08:33

It will be interesting to see when it’s finished.

Comment by: freddie on 3rd May 2022 at 09:32

thought you had moved away mick

Comment by: Syd Smith on 3rd May 2022 at 09:54

I rambled past this painting last week and I can say it looks great now that its finished and the scaffold removed.
I was told that its all been payed for the the owner of the Kirkless industrial estate who also owned the old Commercial, the Commercial is now being made into two houses.
Mick I coudnt get to the other side of the canal bank, don't know how you did it.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd May 2022 at 11:53

I've seen a picture of this on Facebook with many more Wigan images on....pit-heads, canal-boats etc. It looked amazing!

Comment by: Elizabeth on 3rd May 2022 at 12:35

Looked like it had been completed when I walked past last Saturday.

Comment by: Edna on 3rd May 2022 at 15:46

I love seeing these on buildings, very interesting.

Comment by: Ray on 3rd May 2022 at 15:52

Where exactly is this Old Commercial Inn ??

Comment by: e on 3rd May 2022 at 18:24

Remind me , throw the paint ,
Disguise a dummy , or a Robinson feint ,
What is true , as I fight to hold ,
what is left ,
Of our pieces told ,
Central Park , Market Hall , pubs we knew , each an’ all ,
Shops and schools , rich beneath ,
don’t dare show me my Wigan wreath ,
No paint can tell how each has lived ,
Or those before we owe who gived..

Comment by: Joanne on 3rd May 2022 at 23:36

Ray, the old Commercial Inn building is in New Springs, next to Cale Lane Bridge, No. 57, on Wigan Flight.


The finished mural is beautiful and is the work of artist Robert Tedaldi. It’s been covered with an anti-vandal coating which will hopefully protect it: https://www.wigantoday.net/news/people/artist-brought-in-to-reflect-on-the-beauties-of-wigan-waterways-3660866

Comment by: Ray on 4th May 2022 at 10:56

Thank you Joanne.

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